Google Cardboard viewfinder art show fundraiser

Join us April 1st in Portland for Dreams Incarnated, the first Google Cardboard viewfinder art show and a fundraiser for p:ear.  

Wednesday April 1, 2015 from 6-9pm 
The Service (2319 NE Glisan St. Portland, Oregon) 

Artist and event information at DreamsIncarnated.com

Epicurrence, the non-conference

Instrument team leaders, Kara Place and Toby Grubb, recently had the opportunity to attend Epicurrence, a non-conference and ultimate creative experience founded by pro surfer and creative director Dann Petty. This year’s event took place in South Lake Tahoe, California. Here's what Toby and Kara had to say about it: 

"It was an amazing opportunity to interact with creative cohorts, icons and peers. It felt like the best days of college or summer camp. We bonded instantly through shared living space and by sharing industry insights. We listened without the distraction of technology and further strengthened our connections on-hill through a winter activity that we all love."

View photos on Facebook. Read how Dann Petty launched Epicurrence here

Andrio Abero Joins as Art Director

Instrument announces Northwest native, Andrio Abero as Art Director. His career has led him to the Bay Area and New York, where he held creative positions at Specialized, Wieden + Kennedy, DraftFCB, among others. Andrio is a distinguished poster designer and editorial illustrator. He also enjoys marathon mountain bike racing, and won't shy away from a good dance battle. We're really glad to have him (and Marlow) with us at Instrument. 

Instrument Appoints Laurel Burton to Executive Producer Role

Instrument appoints Laurel Burton to Executive Producer. Laurel has been with the company for two years and killing it since day one. Prior to Instrument, Laurel was Head of Production at Portland’s Sockeye creative firm and held leadership positions at several agencies in Bend, Oregon. She doesn’t believe in pants and loves karaoke almost as much as her son, Cassel. Laurel commands respect and positivity from colleagues and clients alike and we’re thrilled to be witnesses to her continued success. 

FITC Amsterdam

FITC (Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.) is a conference dedicated to the “latest and greatest in design, technology and cool shit.” Instrument was honored to create the opening titles for the 8th year of FITC Amsterdam. Led by Filmmaker Truen Pence and Creative Director Jake Sargeant, the content team produced, shot, directed and edited the titles. The title sequence is a mix of live action, projection, and motion design. The soundtrack features music from UK based Duologue

Watch the title sequence on FITC Vimeo

Introducing the new ChromeExperiments.com

In 2009, we partnered with Google on our first project together: design and develop ChromeExperiments.com, a showcase of developer-submitted interactive experiments that run in the browser. Fast forward 6 years. Google came back to us to refresh the visual design and rebuild the front-end using Polymer

Over the years, Chrome Experiments has received hundreds of experiment submissions and now they’ve reached a big milestone: 1000 experiments! Visit the new site to explore "Experiment #1000"—and 999 other unique experiments. 

Learn more about the project on the Google Chrome blog

Chefs Feed

Chefs Feeds is a food guide powered by the recommendation of the world's top chefs. With thousands of high-end to hole-in-the-wall restaurant suggestions, users can find and explore where some of the best chefs around the country like to eat when they're not working in their own kitchens. With a booming foodie culture right here in Portland, we're thrilled to announce our partnership with Chefs Feed to continue to give users a taste of the culinary world. 

Chris Larson Joins as Art Director

Instrument announces Art Director, Chris Larson. Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Chris joins us after an eight-year stint as Art Director/Senior Designer at Wieden + Kennedy Portland. Fun fact: Chris went to school for geology and was a touring musician and video artist in a previous life. We’re pleased to have him and his luscious locks join our team.

Google I/O 2015

We’re pleased to announce the website launch for Google’s 2015 I/O conference.

Each year we kick off I/O with a website and an interactive experience that highlights the best technologies available for browsers. Head on over to the site to discover what we’ve cooked up this year—be sure to have your headphones ready.

Visit Google I/O

The next wave of digital makers and doers.

We are proud to announce Instrument's official internship program, Camp.

Starting today, applications will be accepted for those looking to further develop their technical skills and strategic thinking through a 3-month paid internship program in Portland, Oregon from May through August.

Portland is known for its abundance of local artisan food and drink, the great outdoors, its walkability, public transportation, and laid back lifestyle. Discover the city and work alongside 90+ creatives at Instrument. 

Visit our Camp site for more details on how to apply